Fortunately for my teen ego, she graciously hung them in her house, but has been asking me for an “updated” set for a few years now.
During an unusual period of free time, I was playing with ink, a favorite medium of mine, and remembered her request.
Trying to balance what I wanted to do creatively, while being mindful of what she would find beautiful was challenging, especially when, at the end of the day, she would “love” whatever I gave her, as family often does.
Straying away from the rainbow palette, this was one of four ink paintings I made. I was honored by how much she loved them. I found that it is both a humbling and inspiring experience to create art for someone whom you love and who loves you and one that I would recommend to everyone.
—Sidra Tareen ’13